Woo hoo week 4 done roll on week 5.
I am still loving the programme but the last 2 runs of week 4 have been baaaad! Out of nowhere my legs feel like lead. I've got lots in my lungs but the legs are saying no most of the way until the last 5 minute run then they improve. Maybe that's when they're properly warmed up? Maybe it's all in my head though I was going out knowing I could do it as W4 R1 I had (very surprisingly) found a breeze.
I start week 5 on Friday and am looking forward to a variety of runs for the week ahead with a slight dread in the pit of my stomach thinking about W5 R3.........
Anyhow ignoring the dread for a second I'm very impressed to report that my resting heart rate has improved since starting the programme down from 70bpm to 59bpm on average. I'm officially getting fitter!
The programme has also inspired me to overhaul my diet to shift some of my excess baggage and I have started this week to avoid processed sugary goodness errr sorry I mean nastiness and have more of the good stuff to fuel my runs. One thing I learned last week was that trying to run after having chilli nachos for lunch was never going to end well... Hopefully I can stick to it this time.